Manchester Marathon

Manchester ENG

Website:  www.greatermanchestermarathon.com

Race Winners (35 runnings)
10 Apr 2016 2:22:34 Steven Bayton (ENG) 2:48:08 Kelly Crickmore (ENG)
19 Apr 2015 2:17:47 Paul-Victor Martelletti (ENG) 2:37:16 Georgie Bruinvels (ENG)
06 Apr 2014 2:16:59 Andrew Jones (ENG) 2:38:26 Emily Wicks (ENG)
28 Apr 2013 2:20:19 David Norman-2 2:42:24 Issy Menzies (SCO)

29 Apr 2012

2:24:50

David Norman (ENG)

3:05:26

Rebecca Johnson (SCO)

2003-2011

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not held

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not held

13 Oct 2002

2:25:58

Tomas Abyu (ETH)

2:46:28

Pauline Powell (ENG)

23 Sep 2001

2:25:23

Chris Cariss (ENG)

2:51:26

Kerrie Wood (ENG)

08 Oct 2000

2:23:53

Rob Deakin (ENG)

2:42:44

Shona Crombie-Hicks (ENG)

10 Oct 1999

2:25:18

Anthony O'Brien (ENG)

2:52:34

Estelle McGuire (ENG)

11 Oct 1998

2:23:23

Bashir Hussain-3

2:53:56

Jackie Newton (ENG)

12 Oct 1997

2:19:00

Bashir Hussain-2

2:53:05

Sarah-Jane Heatley (ENG)

13 Oct 1996

2:23:32

Bashir Hussain (ENG)

2:48:50

Janice Moorekite (ENG)

1986-1995

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not held

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not held

30 Jun 1985

2:19:31

Harold Clague (ENG)

2:44:13

Lorna Irving (SCO)

01 Jul 1984

2:16:08

Ian Thompson (SCO)

2:46:54

Libby Pfeiffer (ENG)

29 May 1983

2:15:39

James Ashworth (ENG)

2:50:56

Leslie Watson-2

12 Jun 1982

2:16:22

Kevin Best (ENG)

2:45:07

Leslie Watson (SCO)

18 Oct 1981

2:11:54

Steven Kenyon (ENG)

3:03:24

Katie Fitzgibbon (ENG)

1974-1980

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not held

03 Jun 1973

2:12:24

Eckhard Lesse (GER)

04 Jun 1972

2:12:50

Lutz Philipp (GER) (nc)

13 Jun 1971

2:12:39

Ron Hill-2 (nc)

23 Aug 1970

2:13:45

Akio Usami (JPN)

20 Jul 1969

2:13:42

Ron Hill (ENG) (nc)

1948-1968

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not held

03 May 1947

2:45:37

John Henning (NIR)

1937-1946

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not held

11 Apr 1936

2:40:02

Harold Wood-6

29 Jun 1935

3:01:20

George P Birchall (ENG)

20 Jun 1934

2:56:11

Harold Wood-5

05 Aug 1933

2:56:37

Arthur Cyril Chamberlain (ENG)

16 Jul 1932

2:36:12

Harold Wood-4

25 Jul 1931

2:43:18.4

Harold Wood-3

1929-1930

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not held

19 May 1928

2:39:29.6

Harold Wood-2

30 Jul 1927

2:48:46.4

Samuel Ferris (ENG) (nc)

12 Jun 1926

2:43:51.8

Harold Wood (ENG)

08 Aug 1925

2:44:07.6

Duncan McLeod Wright-2

16 Aug 1924

2:36:25*

Duncan McLeod Wright (ENG)

02 Jun 1923

2:51:25

Ernest Leatherland (ENG)
Notes: 1923 is considered the inaugural race of this series. There was an early race held on 01 May 1909 from Sandbach to-Fallowfield and won by James Roberts (ENG) in 2:40:28.8 and a 19 mile race held in 1908 that was won by Frederick Lord in 1:50:23 . The 1923-1928 races were known as the Sporting Chronicle Marathon; the 1931-1936 races were known as the Daily Dispatch Cup Marathon; the 1947 race was known as the Manchester Evening Chronicle Marathon; the 1969-73 events were known as the Maxol Marathon; the 1985 event was known as the Piccadilly Marathon.

The August 1924 race saw the two lead runners inadvertently cut the course. The referee ruled "the placings at the finishing post must stand" and Duncan Wright was awarded the win. Samuel Ferris in 2:47:44 was the first finisher to complete the full course.  On 31 May 1924, the Northern Olympic Trial (Great Northern) Marathon was held, won by Ernest Leatherland (ENG) in 2:48:43.8.

The 2015 course was remeasured as 380m short, due to an error in the calibration course.  The 2013 and 2014 courses were basically the same as the 2015 and are considered to have been a similar amount short.

(nc) => national championship

Ron Hill was the 1972 champion (2:12:51, 2nd place)

Most Wins (1923-date)

Men

6

Harold Wood (ENG) 1926,1928,1931-32,1934,1936

Women

2

Leslie Watson (SCO) 1982-83


Prize Money
(ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2016     $5,850     $6,075    $11,925
2015      2,975      2,420      5,395
2014      7,210      3,665     10,875
2013      1,935      2,320      4,255
2012      2,035      2,035      4,070
....      
2002      1,170        780      1,950
2001      1,100        735      1,835
2000      1,095        730      1,825
1999      2,065        825      2,890
....      
1997      1,205        n/a      1,205
1996        800        n/a        800
Sums    $27,440    $19,585    $47,025

Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year     Men   Women
1973    -4.1    
1972    -1.9    
1971    -2.2    
1970    -0.6    
Avgs    -2.2     

Competitive Level (1990-date)
Insufficient data to calculate the competitive level.

Quality Performances

Men
<2:12       1
<2:13       4
<2:14      11
<2:15      13
<2:16      23
<2:17      43
<2:18      57
<2:19      66
<2:20      88

Women
<2:38       1
<2:40       2
<2:42       3
<2:44       6
<2:46      12
<2:48      18
<2:50      21


Last Updated on 27 Oct 2016

Contributors: Neil Shuttleworth, Martin Rix, Malcolm Heyworth, Andy Milroy, Marty Post, Mick McGeoch (11), Scott Hubbard, Klaas Loonstra (18), John Falvey (1)